17 days in Thailand & Philippines Itinerary

17 days in Thailand & Philippines Itinerary

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17 days in Thailand & Philippines Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  7​h 15​min
4
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
5
Koh Tao, Thailand
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Vancouver, Canada


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2
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
On the 12th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phra Singh, then explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Rescue Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chiang Mai planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Chiang Mai is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Vancouver to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in April, expect Chiang Mai to be warmer, temps between 43°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan
Wat Phra Singh ©
Wat Phra Singh

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then make a trip to Bangla Road, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then have some family-friendly fun at Game Space Laser Battle, and finally browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Patong online journey planner .

Getting from Chiang Mai to Patong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Chiang Mai in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Patong: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Ko Phi Phi Don.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach

2
nights
Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Find your inner peace on Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest island in the eponymous archipelago.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll through Long Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Laem Tong Bay, kick back and relax at Maya Bay, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ko Phi Phi Le.

Plan trip to Ko Phi Phi Don with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Patong to Ko Phi Phi Don takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. April in Ko Phi Phi Don sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ko Pha Ngan.

Things to do in Ko Phi Phi Don

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint ©
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
Ko Phi Phi Le ©
Ko Phi Phi Le

2
nights
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

Ko Pha Ngan ©
Ko Phangan vacations serve as an ideal escape for backpackers and other spontaneous travelers.
Ko Pha Ngan is known for beaches, wildlife, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, experience rural life at Purina Sheep Farm, have fun at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Phu Khao Noi.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ko Pha Ngan trip app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Ko Phi Phi Don to Ko Pha Ngan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ko Phi Phi Don in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ko Pha Ngan, with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Ko Pha Ngan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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C&M Learn Thai Culture ©
C&M Learn Thai Culture
Scuba & Snorkeling
Salad Beach
Salad Beach

1
night
Koh Tao, Thailand

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Koh Tao trip planning site .

Getting from Ko Pha Ngan to Koh Tao by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 22nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, delve into the distant past at Wat Pho, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and finally explore the wide array of goods at Mango Mojito Shoes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, then surround yourself with nature on SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, then make a trip to Phra Maha Chedi Si Rajakarn, and finally shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bangkok trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Bangkok takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, daytime highs in Bangkok are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Wildlife
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

2
nights
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Napsan Beach, explore the activities along Babuyan River, and explore the fascinating underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Puerto Princesa takes 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Puerto Princesa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bangkok in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Puerto Princesa: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay

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